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Shop our pick of the best maxi skirts for effortless style this season...

Maxi skirts have long been a summer wardrobe staple, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you can’t still rock them when the weather is a bit colder.

In fact, we’d say it’s perfect for this transitional season we’re having. Pair it with a loose summer knit or a cache-coeur top for effortless chic, and dress it down with a striped t-shirt, denim jacket and trainers.

And while it’s perfect for slipping into on the weekend to nail off-duty dressing, don’t be fooled into thinking it can’t work for the office.

Swap your culottes for a chic black column design, and just add a white shirt and pointed courts. Alternatively, try a pleated or structured maxi skirt, then team with a simple top and blazer, add backless loafers, and you’re good to go.

For maximum cool points, look to the street stylers for inspo and opt for an exaggerated shape, finishing the look with an off-the-shoulder top and heels. Gingham is the print of the season, so work it into your outfit. In fact, we’d go as far as to go full-on gingham, perhaps in contrasting shades for the top and bottom.

It’s also a hero piece for wedding season, especially if you’re bored of getting tagged in the same floral dress over and over. Two pieces are a great alternative, especially as you can re-wear them separately too. In this case, more is more. Go for a beaded crop top over a floral maxi skirt by Coast or L.K.Bennett.

We’ve scoured the high street and online stores to find the best long skirt options out there – so whether you want to up your office style game, are off to a summer wedding or a far flung destination for a bit of early sun – there is definitely a maxi style to suit your sartorial needs.

Here’s our edit of the best maxi skirt styles to shop right now…

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